February 21, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 43

Stories from the February 21, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Hire University ombudsman

It could be called the “GW shuffle.” Any member of the campus community trying to solve an issue with the GW bureaucracy is likely to experience the shuffle. It involves multiple transfers among various departments that occasionally might end in a resolution to the initial problem. With a sprawling campus and a sprawling bureaucracy, it […]

GW Briefs

GW a leader in Peace Corps students GW is the fifth largest producer of Peace Corps volunteers for medium-sized schools, the Peace Corps and the University announced earlier this month. There are currently 49 GW graduates serving abroad in the service organization. The Peace Corps defined a medium-sized school as having between 5,001 and 15,000 […]

Gabriel Okolski: Sterilizing GW’s campus

Last week, as I groggily made my way to an 11 a.m. class, the sound of construction greeted me along with the normal chatter of students in the Ivory Tower food court. A team of men was installing a large mural above the common area, and throughout class I was wondering what sort of new […]

GW gives a look inside Potomac House, plans two other dorms

As construction of GW’s newest residence hall, the Potomac House on F Street, progresses smoothly, GW administrators are making plans for the erection of two other dorms over the next decade. The construction of the Potomac House, a 379-bed freshman dorm, has been on schedule since its December 2004 groundbreaking, and the building is set […]

JEC nominees pass out of Rules Committee

The Joint Elections Committee came one step closer to being complete after a meeting Friday night in the Marvin Center. The Student Association Senate Rules Committee confirmed all three of the nominees to the JEC that SA President Audai Shakour put to the committee. The three possible JEC members will go before the full SA […]

Adam Conner: Defining Hillary’s missing narrative

As the 2008 race for the White House heats up, so does the discussion of any number of candidates’ chances to actually make it to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. One potential candidate in particular has received an inordinate amount of coverage in the media recently: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). In fact, one could argue that […]

Former No. 2 ranked player now coaching GW chess team

Members of the GW chess team can now say they have something in common with world champion Bobby Fischer: they both have had the same coach. Chess Grand Master Lubomir Kavalek joined the GW chess team this month as its coach. Kavalek is a former No. 2-ranked player in the world, the former coach of […]

Letters to the Editor

Endowment concern Last Monday, The Hatchet front page headline read: “GW endowment grows 12 percent” (Feb. 13, p. 1). While this read as excellent news for our University and our local community, it could mean serious harm to some of the most vulnerable members of our international community. Here’s how: GW’s endowment may possibly be […]

Georgetown hosts conference

Georgetown Students for Justice in Palestine hosted the fifth annual Palestine Solidarity Movement Conference this past weekend, drawing about 600 people from across the country to the school’s campus. Contributing members and organizations support the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, obtaining equality under the law for Palestinians living in Israel and gaining […]